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Jul 22
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'I Knew I Was a Token': Beverly Johnson Revisits the Trauma of #ModelingWhileBlack—Including That Time They Drained the Pool

In case you forgot, supermodel Beverly Johnson is a G—one of the originals, in fact. And the woman who walked so Naomi can strut is far from finished wielding her decades-long influence on fashion, as evidenced by her recent revelations about her groundbreaking career, which included being the first Black model to

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Jul 21
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Black Love Matters: Elaine Welteroth and New Husband Jonathan Singletary Discuss Their Viral Wedding With The Knot

The ways we’ve had to adapt since the onset of COVID-19 have been significant and varied. From concerts to fashion shows, we’ve seen some pretty inspiring innovations, but by far, The Glow Up’s favorite pandemic pivot to date was bestselling author and Project Runway judge Elaine Welteroth’s socially distanced,

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Jul 14
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America’s Most Prominent Women’s Rights Orgs Marginalized and Tokenized Black Women, Say Former Staff

For decades, organizations like the National Organization for Women, Feminist Majority, and the American Association of University Women were heralded as the frontline orgs championing women’s rights. The limits of that “championing” were always clear to women of color: These organizations centered specifically and

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Jul 10
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Who Run the World? Meghan Markle, Michelle Obama and More to Appear at the Virtual Girl Up Leadership Summit

Love her, hate her, ambivalent or as yet undecided, Meghan Markle—also known as the Duchess of Sussex—is a household name we should all be well accustomed to hearing by now. And as we’ve previously reported, since she and husband Harry have recently signed to leading speakers bureau the Harry Walker Agency, we should

Jul 9
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From 'Fifty' to 'Milly': Virgil Abloh Announces $1 Million Scholarship Fund for Black Creatives

Virgil Abloh heard y’all callin’ him “Fifty”—and he’s not having it. The groundbreaking yet increasingly controversial artistic director of Off-White and Louis Vuitton Menswear is seemingly willing to put his money where his (sometimes misspoken) mouth is, announcing a new $1 million scholarship fund “for students of

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